Douglas C. Clapp

Douglas C. Clapp

Associate Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Classics
Office: Brooks Hall 209
Email: dcclapp@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4234

A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Douglas Clapp came to Samford in 2001 when he was offered a job in the newly formed classics department in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

During his time in graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Clapp decided that he wanted to teach after working as a teacher’s assistant. He enjoyed being able to work closely with the students and the experience helped him find his way here to Samford.

Dr. Clapp currently teaches Elementary Greek and Latin, Cultural Perspectives, and Greek and Roman history.

Dr. Clapp aims for his classroom to be a place for students to engage with the material. While he is a professor by title, he enjoys reading books, going on hikes and walks, Harry Potter, and NBC’s The Office in his spare time.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications

  • "Athenian Tragedy: An Education in Pity," Doug Clapp and Jim Johnson in Pity and Power in Ancient Athens, Rachel Sternberg, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • "Mapping Greek History: Historical Questions with Geographical Answers," The Occasional Papers of the American Philological Association's Committee on Ancient History

Presentations

  • Greek Literature: The Role of Compassion in the Tragedies of Sophocles

Research

  • Latin Literature: The Construction of Rumor as a Destabilizing Agent
  • Greek Literature: The Role of Compassion in the Tragedies of Sophocles